Seamaster Fiberglass RIBs

Approved for Professional and Commercial Applications

The Seamaster is a very versatile boat. It makes a great family boat for day use on lakes for fishing as well as exploring those ocean coves and beaches to swim, snorkel or dive.

By design, the Seamaster has a deeper V fiberglass hull and a smaller tube diameter than most of the other Polaris RIB designs. This design provides for a large amount of available inboard space that is equal to or greater than other manufacturer’s boats of equal length. In our experience, the Seamaster is the most comfortable boat for length and as it is built both rugged and spacious the Seamaster RIB also has a large carrying capacity.

The inside deck width on the Seamaster is 42” with an overall width of 6’6”. The tube set diameter is 18” with 5 separate air chambers (14’6 & 16’6). The standard boat comes complete with wide protective overlays and tracking strips which are bonded onto the underside of the tube. These additions not only provide added protection to the underside of the tube set: the added tracking strips also provide additional directional stability.

As of 2016, the Seamaster series boats have been in production for about 28 years and is the model that has been Transport Canada certified for Emergency standby and for Shepherding liferafts. The 16’6 Seamaster is also the basis for our 5 M SOLAS Approved and Certified (self-righting) Rescue boat.

(Seamaster PO1, PO2 & PO3)

This is the same base boat as the Seamaster fiberglass RIB however it has some upgrades to bring it to the prescribed Approved Emergency standards. The tubes must be orange in color and each of the 5 air chambers must have both flush mount inflation valves and overpressure relief valves. The hull and deck are constructed from orange fire-retardant resin and the tubes and hull are finished with retro-reflective tape.

Like all Polaris Seamaster RIBs it has a non-skid deck surface, a fabric capped transom and a formed aluminum transom bracket which also includes structural knee supports.
The Approved Emergency and SOLAS Approved Rescue boats differ from the standard Seamaster as they require a full perimeter tube topside lacing cuff / lifeline retainer, three 5’ paddles with inboard retainers and a 3 or 4 point, heavy duty, lifting sling bases There is a requirement for each of these boats to carry the minimum required ancillary equipment which Polaris can supply with the boat upon request.

The inspector on the larger vessel, whether a pleasure yacht, a tugboat or ferry boat, will advise on the type of approved boat (if any) that will be required.

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Standard features included With base boat:

  • Tubes constructed of high quality neoprene/hypalon fabric
  • Fire Retardant Resin (Emergency Rigid Hull)
  • Fiberglass Deep V hull with full deck
  • Roll on non-slip decking
  • Push/turn flush mount valves
  • Pressure relief valves (Emergency Rigid Hull)
  • Cone end beaching pads & tracking strips
  • Tube topside stepping pads
  • Inboard and outboard lifelines
  • Deck drains
  • Heavy duty full length rub rails
  • Trailering bow eye (1/2″ S.S. U-bolt)
  • Tubes, glue on style
  • 5’ paddles stowed inboard within paddle retainers
  • High volume foot pump and factory repair kit

Options considered most often:

  • Underside protective overlays
  • Remote steering console (4.42 M, 5.03 M)
  • Bench or box seats with or without backrests (4.42 M, 5.03 M)
  • Cushions for seats and backrests
  • Bow box, aluminum, for storage (4.42 M, 5.03 M)
  • Nav lights and anchor lights (4.42 M, 5.03 M)
  • Below deck fuel tank for full deck (4.42 M, 5.03 M)
  • Fuel tank in seat on deck
  • Removable (aluminum) bow fuel tank
  • Transom extension pod (5.03 M)
  • Beaching shoe for keel or bow (or both)
  • Navigational arch frames including foldable (5.03 M)
  • Downrigger brackets
  • Bimini Roofs
  • U-bolts in transom for tie-downs
  • Fishrod holders, etc.
  • Ancillary equipment specific to that approved boat (Emergency Rigid Hull)

Specifications By Hull Size

3.81 M (12'6")

Hull Type: Fiberglass (Standard) or Fabric – very special order
Built to Commercial Standards
Approved Emergency
Overall width: 6’6
Max kW: 30
Max HP: 40
Air Chambers: 4
Number of Persons: 6
Payload Capacity (Kgs): 771
Payload Capacity (Lbs): 1700
Used by Professionals and for Recreation

4.42 M (14'6")

Hull Type: Fiberglass (Standard) or Fabric – very special order
Built to Commercial Standards
Approved Emergency
Overall width: 6’6
Max kW: 44
Max HP: 60
Air Chambers: 5
Number of Persons: 7
Payload Capacity (Kgs): 907
Payload Capacity (Lbs): 2000
Used by Professionals and for Recreation

5.03 M (16'6")

Hull Type: Fiberglass (Standard) or Fabric – very special order
Built to Commercial Standards
SOLAS Approved Fiberglass Rib
Approved Emergency
Overall width: 6’6
Max kW: 67
Max HP: 90
Air Chambers: 5
Number of Persons: 9
Payload Capacity (Kgs): 1043
Payload Capacity (Lbs): 2300
Used by Professionals and for Recreation

Contact us for more information, a quote, or to discuss how we can configure this boat to meet your specific needs or end use.